From the office of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R, Ill.)…
Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-11), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, spoke out on the floor of the House in support of H.R. 1938, the North-American Made Energy Security Act.
“What does the pipeline mean for the United States and for Illinois? For starters it means creating more than 100,000 American jobs. It means 1.3 million barrels of oil from our friends to the North, which means we will need less oil from the Middle East, less oil from Venezuela, less oil from countries we can no longer rely on and are not friendly to the interests of the United States. And, it means $5.2 billion in new property tax revenue for bankrupt states.
“The State Department has at their discretion, the authority to decide if the US benefits from the pipeline. The fact is that someone will benefit from the oil out of Alberta. If it’s not the United States it will be China, unless we take immediate action to expand the Keystone pipeline – and it will be American businesses and consumers who will suffer the consequences from our inaction.”
The North-American Made Energy Security Act expedites a final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that would allow millions of barrels of Canadian oil supplies to flow into U.S. markets and requires the president to issue a final Presidential Permit decision by November 1, 2011.
NOTE: According to TransCanada PipeLines Limited, the proposed Keystone Gulf Coast Expansion Project is an approximate 2,673-kilometre (1,661-mile), 36-inch crude oil pipeline that would begin at Hardisty, Alberta and extend southeast through Saskatchewan, Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. It would incorporate a portion of the Keystone Pipeline (Phase II) through Nebraska and Kansas to serve markets at Cushing, Oklahoma before continuing through Oklahoma to a delivery point near existing terminals in Nederland, Texas to serve the Port Arthur, Texas marketplace.